Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap 2017
In January a friend of mine sent mea blog post about “liberating” your art. In this case she was talking about digital photographs that we take but never print. It was a thought provoking read. You can see it at https://prairiesage.blog/2017/01/11/free-your-art/
In the post she alerted me to a project.
“It’s called ‘Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap’ and is organized and created by artist, Kat Sloma, of Kat Eye Studio
The idea is to print and share your art with other artists by mailing 5 postcards (with your art printed on one side) to Kat before March 18, 2017. She then ‘swaps’ all the postcards around and sends them off all over the world so they can arrive in the mailboxes of all the artists who participated.”
The tough part for me was choosing just a few pictures. I thought I would try it but then I decided not to. Then I decided to try it but didn’t get around to picking out pictures and making postcards. So I decided NOT to do it. Then, as time was running out I decided to go for it. I chose these pictures:
and ordered postcards from Zazzle.
Kat sends out very good instructions for getting everything together and sending it off. I made the deadline with plenty of time to spare.
I thought it was pretty exciting. I received five postcards over a period of about a week. I notified each artist by email and also posted a picture of their art on Facebook and Instagram.
I kept waiting hear where my 6 cards had landed but by April 15th I had only heard about two of them. I got nice emails from two people. Never was aware that anything was posted on Facebook or Instagram. There was a lot of activity on the Facebook Event Page. Posts needed to be approved though so that kind of slowed things down a bit.
Here are the postcards I received
I had expected more photography but learned that a lot of other art is the norm.
So, it was fun and interesting. Kind of disappointing to only hear about two of my five cards.
Kudos to Kat for all the hard work.